The opposition leader, the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK) Alexei Navalny called on Muscovites to go out on an unauthorized rally to provoke clashes with law enforcement. This opinion was expressed by political analyst Gleb Kuznetsov in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Tuesday, June 13.
“Waiting for the projected reduction in the number of participants made Alexei Navalny to cancel their own meeting and agreed to encourage people to unauthorized action. Because unauthorized actions is not a number thing, and other things that we yesterday in the center of Moscow and saw,” — said the expert.
Kuznetsov said that the opposition March on June 12 was attended by activists of “Common, ordinary citizens who sympathize with the opposition’s ideas yesterday if went to the Tver area, the festival re-enactors [“Time”]”.
According to the analyst, the event will not add to the popularity of Bulk. “People set up under the baton, it is unclear for what purpose, for what purpose. A large number of the detainees evokes a feeling of disgust” — he said, adding that the negative emotions it caused among participants of the festive events, “which I do not understand why they are in such a situation.”
On June 12, Russia Day, on Tverskaya street in Moscow held an unauthorized protest action against corruption. Initially, the meeting must pass in the appropriate authorities, but the day before the rally, Navalny called out to rally on Tverskaya street, which was dedicated to dedicated to the Day of Russia event.
In sanctioned events, according to official figures, was attended by 1.8 thousand person in the unauthorized — 4.5 thousand people. As reported the interior Ministry, was arrested about 150 people. March 26 rally in Moscow, according to various estimates, gathered 8-10 thousand people.
Anti-corruption rallies were also held in several Russian cities. In Norilsk, for example, the event brought together seven people instead of five hundred, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — 30 instead of thousands.